Climate Action is the theme for Earth Day 2020. Climate change is the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. All countries are experiencing the drastic effects of climate change. Scientific evidence is clear and irrefutable that human activity is causing our planet to warm at an alarming rate.
Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990. Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, food supply, national security and global health.
Fifty years ago, On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day celebration was held in the United States of America (USA). What began as a day of environmental preservation is now a large-scale push for clean habitat around the world. The day is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated by at least one billion people from over 192 countries.
We can make Earth Day 2020 a day of creativity, ambition, bravery, and innovations that meet the needs of the Climate crisis and also make our future a zero-carbon one. Let us take action to preserve our earth’s natural resources and achieve a substantial balance of cultural, social and environmental needs for today and for the future. There is simply no time to waste, and 2020 can be the turning point for our planet.